“I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
In this week’s newsletter you can read about Catholic Schools Week activities, Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala, Mr. Anderson’s weekly video, Used Uniform Sale coming up, February Playground Angels, staffing changes in kindergarten class, Penny Wars, Archery Club Session 2, Superbowl party fundraiser for the 8th grade class trip, The Variety show, St. Mother Teresa movie in the gym, Monday is Pizza Lunch, a couple of No School days in the month, the saint of the week, Tuesday prayer group, Parish employment opportunity, Upcoming events calendar and much more!
All families are invited and encouraged to attend our Variety Show this Friday starting at 7 pm in the school gym. The acts are varied and unique, so we hope to get as many people as possible to show their support. See you then! Performers should arrive at 6:40 pm.
Used Uniform Sale on February 24th
Mark your calendar! February 24th, Friday, will be our mid-year Used Uniform Sale. Bring your clean, gently used uniform items to the office over the next few weeks so that they can be up-cycled!
More information to come about times and prices.
Become A Playground Angel!
Consider taking just one recess if you are able.
Thank you for your help in keeping recess fun and safe!
Growing Great Kids Auction Updates:
Assumption Catholic School’s PTC invites you to attend the 23rd Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala Saturday, March 4th. Invitations have been mailed out. Please send in your reservation soon so we can start putting tables together or ask friends to join and organize a table!
Pickleball for ALL– ONLINE RAFFLE
Grab your tickets now for the chance to serve up hours of family fun with our exclusive Pickleball Raffle/Drawing package! One lucky winner will enjoy four Scout Player Pickleball Paddles crafted locally here in Ferndale, a kid’s Koosh Double Paddle Playset, one Onix Pickleball 2-in-1 regulation-size portable net and a six-pack of indoor/outdoor pickleball. Finally, you’ll enjoy 10 hours’ worth of court time at Volli. The total retail value of this package is $750 dollars. Raffle tickets are available now for purchase on the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala website. You don’t have to be present at the Gala to win, so please share with family and friends.
IMPORTANT – ALL SPONSORSHIP FORMS AND PROCUREMENT FORMS AND ITEMS ARE DUE!
The auction chairs are specifically looking for donations for excursions, family activities, and themed baskets for our silent auction as well as gift cards to hotels if you are looking for ideas to contribute!!
Ways you can fulfill your obligation are:
- *Scrip donation of $200. You will be given a 10% credit to your Scrip obligation. These donations can be used to build amazing auction packages while you earn money toward your obligation!
- *Cash donation of $200.
- *Donation of item or service worth $200.
- *Sponsorship of $500.
If you need more time or have questions about a specific item, please reach out to Lisa or Torry at email@example.com
It takes many hands and talents to make all the planning come together for this incredibly important event! Below is a link to sign up for auction volunteer opportunities that all count toward fundraising volunteer hours. We hope you’ll join the team to help make it a wild success.
Don’t forget, you may still donate funds for wine at the gala and earn fundraising hours. For every $20 donated above your auction commitment, you will earn one fundraising volunteer hour. (Please make sure you label or use the designated envelope for your wine donation)
For more information visit https://assumption.maestroweb.com or use the QR code here to take you to the site:
Archery Club Session 2
Mrs. Dennis and Mrs. Eusebio want to welcome and remind all those who are registered for the next session. This group will start on February 9th at 7am Thursday morning. Archery Club meets each Thursday morning unless notified otherwise.
Missoula Children’s Theater Mark your calendars for the week of May 1st, 2023. We are looking for two host families for the guests to stay with during that week. Hosting will count for 10 hours of volunteer time required for the year. If you are interested, please contact Tia Entrikin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza Lunch is coming on Monday, February 6th! Look for your order form in the Wednesday envelope.
THANK YOU everyone for coming together swiftly and showing love for our teachers by contributing to the potluck luncheon on Monday! It was a beautiful and tasty success! Thank you, Tia, and Susie, for your time and attention to organizing the potluck.
THANK YOU to everyone that participated in this past weekend’s Masses! It was lovely to see all the students in uniform at weekend Mass! Catholic Schools Weeks is well underway now.
SUMMER PROGRAMS – Here is the electronic version of the pamphlet put together summarizing different local summer programs. We hope you find it useful. (link here)
PLAYGROUND ANGELS – Keep plugging away at your volunteer hours by signing up to be a Playground Angel. Our children’s safety is a top priority! [insert link here]
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL????!!!!!!
Come one, come all! Or Moms take the day off and have Dad bring the kids for some family friendly fun at our last 8th grade DC Trip fundraiser – The Super Bowl Sunday Chili Feed!
Sunday 2-12-23 – Doors open 2:30 with kick off at 3:30
$5 advance ticket price per person. Children 6 and under get free admission.
We have 1 more weekend to sell tickets in advance. See us this coming weekend at Sacred Heart & Assumption Churches after Masses. Tickets will increase to $7 the day of the event, so get them early!
Watch the game on our 19-foot screen while the littles are having fun in the Stafford & St Cecelia rooms either watching a movie or making crafts. We will have a 50/50 raffle, another raffle wagon brimming with goodies, and other gaming fun. Feel free to bring your favorite camp chair if you want to get comfortable.
- $7 each: big bowl chili, chili dog, chili nachos, chili baked potato (all with additional various toppings)
- $5 each: beer on tap, wine, hard cider
- $1 each: soda and other non-alcoholic beverages
- BAKE SALE – It will be a surprise
If you have questions or would like to make a donation to offset the expense of the fundraiser, please email Jennifer Harbick at email@example.com
Tuesday Morning Prayer Group and Fellowship
Each Tuesday after morning drop off, you are invited to come and talk, visit, and pray with fellow parents and grandparents of Assumption School. Stay for 15 minutes or the whole hour. Mothers with young children are also encouraged to come. Meet us in the school library for fellowship at 8am. Thank you to Mary Cade, parent at ACS, and others for volunteering to provide this time.
Thank you, Mrs. Whelan!
Mrs. Anna Whelan is resigning her position as the Kindergarten teacher at the end of this school year. It is always difficult when we lose a really good teacher, but this is a particular loss with someone like Mrs. Whelan who has given eight dedicated years to our school. In addition to teaching, she has been involved in coaching, leadership team, the Variety Show, and the Student Ambassador program. It is a gift to be a teacher, and a very special gift to work with these littlest ones. Mrs. Whelan did it with grace, laughter, and patience. We usually begin posting for teaching positions as early as mid-February and will update all of you in the process. Information for the new position will also go to new parents who inquire about our Kindergarten program for 2023-2024.
Mother Teresa Movie- “No Greater Love” Showing Free!
The local Knights of Columbus will be hosting this wonderful event, along with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas to bring this to our community. Link here for the movie trailer
Plan to come Saturday, February 18th in the school gym. Movie starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30. Also, there will be concessions such as hotdogs, popcorn, drinks, and desserts for sale.
Employee – Full-time – Interim
Assumption Parish is looking for an interim administrator. Candidates must have excellent organizational and communications skills. Must be an active member of a Catholic faith community. Position oversees all parish finances, personnel matters, and administration. Minimum of 3 years supervisory and administrative experience required. Bachelor’s degree (or commensurate experience) in a related field required. Salary and benefits based on Archdiocesan guidelines. For application and full job description, visit http://www.assumption.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org To find out more, go to our website and download the job description and application. For any questions, contact email@example.com.
Walking in Holiness With the Saints
We hope that you will enjoy learning about how saints are a great example of holiness, strength, and courage one day at a time. Below is a description of a saint but his/her name is withheld. See if you can guess who the saint is and get your name put in for a prize drawing. See Mrs. King in the office if you have a guess.
Last week: St. Paul
Congratulations… Evelyn White received a new saint book and chocolate.
New Saint: His theory of education could well be used in today’s schools. It was a preventive system, rejecting corporal punishment and placing students in surroundings removed from the likelihood of committing sin. He advocated frequent reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. He combined catechetical training and fatherly guidance, seeking to unite the spiritual life with one’s work, study, and play.
Encouraged during his youth in Turin to become a priest so he could work with young boys, then he was ordained in 1841. His service to young people started when he met a poor orphan in Turin and instructed him in preparation for receiving Holy Communion. He then gathered young apprentices and taught them catechism.
After serving as chaplain in a hospice for working girls, this saint opened the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales for boys. Several wealthy and powerful patrons contributed money, enabling him to provide two workshops for the boys, shoemaking, and tailoring.
By 1856, the institution had grown to 150 boys and had added a printing press for publication of religious and catechetical pamphlets. With an interest in vocational education and publishing, it justifies him as patron of young apprentices and Catholic publishers.
This great saint’s preaching fame spread and by 1850 he had trained his own helpers because of difficulties in retaining young priests. In 1854, he and his followers informally banded together, inspired by Saint Francis de Sales. With Pope Pius IX’s encouragement, John gathered 17 men and founded the Salesians in 1859. Their activity concentrated on education and mission work. Later, he organized a group of Salesian Sisters to assist girls.
Who is this saint? ________________
Upcoming calendar items:
- January 17 – February 3rd – MAP Testing
- February 3rd– Variety Show 7pm
- February 6th – Pizza Day!!
- February 8th– State of the School Address from 7 pm to 8 pm in the gym.
- (At least one parent is required to attend this event to receive enrollment information for the 2023-2024 school year. Updates for the current year and financial picture for the school will be provided.)
- February 9th– Archery Club Session 2 begins 7am
- February 10th – No School
- February 12th– Open House for all NEW families 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Current families are welcome with a friend and show them around.
- February 12th– Superbowl Party to benefit the 8th grade DC trip
- February 20th – No School/ President’s Day
- February 21st – Principal’s Coffee 5:30pm
- February 22 – Ash Wednesday Mass @ 12:30pm/Dress Uniform
- February 24th – Used Uniform Sale in the gym